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- Globular clusters and satellite galaxies: companions to the Milky Way
- Forbes, Duncan A.; Kroupa, Pavel; Metz, Manuel; Spitler, Lee
- Our Milky Way is host to a number of companions. These companions are gravitationally bound to the Milky Way and are stellar systems in their own right. They include a population of about 150 globular clusters (GCs) and some 30 dwarf satellite galaxies (DSGs).
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- Journal article
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
- Mercury, Vol. 38, no. 2 (Spring 2009), pp. 24-27
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- 3D models; DSGs; Dwarf satellite galaxies; GCs; Globular clusters; Milky Way
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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- Copyright © 2009. Published version of the paper reproduced here with the kind permission of the journal's editor.
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